This amazing rainbow peacock spider might inspire the optical technology of tomorrow

This cute fellow has unique nanoscale structures that break light like a prism.

Lunar Rainbow recreates the Dark Side of the Moon [PIC]

This awesome picture was taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter seems to be an accurate recreation of one of the best music albums ever: The Dark Side of the Moon. Source and additional explanations

8 totally awesome natural phenomena you probably didn’t know about

The Maelstrom When you hear a name like maelstrom, you just know it’s about something wicked. Introduced in English by Edgar Allan Poe from the Nordic languages, from which it came from the Dutch word maelstrom (maalstroom in modern spelling), it literally means crushing current, which is quite a very good description. A maelstom is basically a very big and

‘Upside down rainbow’ caused by freak weather

Every once in a while we get a sign that the weather around the planet is changing, and not for the good. This kind of rainbow needs very specific conditions to form, similar to those in the North Pole, and it appeared above Britain. Rainbows are formed in a very simple way (details), when light goes through a raindrop for

Science ABC: What Rainbows are and How They Form

Photo by wikipedia What are Rainbows? Rainbows are some of the most spectacular phenomena in nature; they’ve fascinated and stimulated the imagination of people since the dawn of mankind, and continue to do so to┬áthis day. There are all sorts of legends that suround them, from the treasure at the end of the rainbow to the house of gods for